2016 New Jersey’s Favorite Beach Poll Results Announced

June 30th, 2016

If it is summertime, you can be pretty sure that most New Jersey residents have plans to make it to the beach. And with so many miles of wonderful coastline, why wouldn’t they? Whether it’s for a day trip or a whole week, New Jersey beaches are prime locations for summer fun in our great outdoors.

This poll was created in 2008 as the New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey to encourage stewardship and pride in the state’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns. It is a way to celebrate everything there is to love about the Jersey Shore. We’ve conducted this poll since 2008 to call attention to New Jersey’s amazing beaches. Over time we’ve learned a thing or two — mostly that New Jerseyans are passionate about all the beaches up and down our coast. So, in order to better recognize every inch of our wonderful coastline, this year we will recognize a number one beach in each of New Jersey’s four coastal counties as well as a favorite beach overall.

This year after nearly 10,000 votes cast in a public poll, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium revealed the winners in Ocean City, the defending champion of the poll.

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Overall Favorite Beaches

  1. Ocean City
  2. Wildwood Crest

Favorite Beaches in Atlantic County

  1. Brigantine
  2. Atlantic City
  3. Margate
  4. Longport
  5. Ventnor

Favorite Beaches in Cape May County

  1. Ocean City
  2. Wildwood Crest
  3. North Wildwood
  4. Wildwood
  5. Sea Isle City

Favorite Beaches in Monmouth County

  1. Sandy Hook – Gateway National Recreation Area
  2. Asbury Park
  3. Spring Lake
  4. Belmar
  5. Long Branch

Favorite Beaches in Ocean County

  1. Seaside Heights
  2. Point Pleasant Beach
  3. Beach Haven
  4. Island Beach State Park
  5. Surf City